Architects Revitalize Office Building to Meet Its Tenants Needs

MPA redesigned the two-story lobby with new lighting, flooring, and glass handrails along the stair and mezzanine.

MPA redesigns the two-story lobby with new lighting, flooring, and glass handrails along the stair and mezzanine.

Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), an architectural and interior design firm, has completed the design and renovation of 100 Crossing Blvd. in Framingham, Mass. for National Development. National Development engaged MPA to provide space planning and interior design services to reposition the 100,000 square foot office building to meet the demands of today’s office tenants.

Built in 1997, the three-story 100 Crossing Blvd. required an updated look and modern amenities to reposition it as a quality, amenity-rich building. To create an open and brighter space upon entry, MPA redesigned the two-story lobby with new lighting, flooring, and glass handrails along the stair and mezzanine. Artwork and casual seating provide an intimate lobby nook for conversation along the window line. The updated ground floor includes a food service area with seating, a 1,525 square foot conference center, and a fitness center with locker rooms. A re-designed, landscaped front walk with plantings and an outdoor patio with seasonal seating enhance the exterior main entrance for both tenants and visitors.

To offer tenants a fresh food selection in the cafeteria, National Development partnered with Fooda to provide a mix of lunch choices from local restaurants.

In the cafeteria, Fooda provides a mix of lunch choices from local restaurants.
In the cafeteria, Fooda provides a mix of lunch choices from local restaurants.

“MPA recognizes what tenants require in order to attract great talent and retain key employees, and their design for 100 Crossing Blvd. really transformed a dated office building into a bright building with appealing amenities,” says William Kennedy, asset manager at National Development. “Based on our previous experience working with MPA, they understand our commitment to providing highly attractive workspaces for tenants looking to offer their employees areas to eat, gather, recharge and connect. With its updated look and amenities, we feel confident that 100 Crossing Blvd. will appeal to a wide array of tenants.”

Cranshaw Construction served as construction manager for the project, and AHA Consulting Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services. The project team also included Daigle Engineers Inc. as structural engineer and Hawk Design Inc. as landscape architect.

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